Busselton rugby Jets to Australind

The Busselton Jets under-9s (with ball) travelled to Australind on Sunday.
The Busselton Jets under-9s (with ball) travelled to Australind on Sunday.

THE Busselton Jets travelled to Australind on Sunday where mothers were treated to a fine display of junior rugby.

While the Jets were a bit sluggish in all divisions and did not record a win in the older age groups, coaches thought there was plenty of room for improvement and time to fine-tune ball retention before the next game on May 27 in Bunbury.

The under-15s started sluggishly with the Bulls scoring quick tries in the opening minutes. The Jets regrouped and the forwards tackled hard, which combined with speed from Dylan Trolove-Henley, Jak Macdonald and Aaron Macfarlane made the game a great contest. The Bulls held on to win an exciting game.

Under-13s were very undermanned and had to fight hard all game. Hohepa Leef played his first game of the season and showed he will be a valuable asset with his strength and determination.

Tiarn Paulin, James and Jason Velda once again worked tirelessly in the forward pack and kept the pressure on the Bulls with some huge tackles.

Under-11 coach Bernie Leef congratulated his team on a spirited comeback.

After a sleepy first half, which saw the Bulls in command, the Jets led by Brodie Linfoot, mounted a challenge in the second half.

Brodie had some great runs and assisted a couple of tries. The last half was of much better quality, but unfortunately the Bulls were too strong on the day.

Under-9 manager Julie Darby said the team was playing particularly well with some good, hard tackles and well deserved tries. Julie went on to say, it was a great team effort and an exciting game to watch.

As with last week the under-7 and under-6 teams were the ones to watch. Defensive play and turnovers were a feature of these games. Jake Green finally broke the opposition by scoring the winning try. Daniel Abrahams the coach of the under-7s said his team performed well and should be proud of their efforts.

The Jets junior rugby club is still looking for more players, especially in the older age groups. If you are interested please contact 0457 176 398 or email busseltonjets@gmail.com or alternatively call into training on Tuesday afternoon at Lou Weston Oval from 4.30-6pm.